'Family Guy' Draws to a Close the Brian Griffin Saga [SPOILER]
The drama and mystery surrounding Brian Griffin has come to an end, at last.
No, not the end that the beloved cartoon canine of ‘Family Guy’ met a month ago when he suddenly died after succumbing to injuries from a hit and run. Instead, after weeks of grieving and protest and reflection, the Griffin’s loyal dog has returned from the dead, bringing to a close a rather lengthy and fascinating (not to mention surprisingly) storyline set in motion by creator Seth MacFarlane, among others.
Well, he’s back. On last night’s ‘Christmas Guy’ episode, a series of events unfolded that put Stewie in a position to bring Brian to life once more, fulfilling the toddler’s only holiday wish. In a bit of ‘Back to the Future’ play, Stewie spots a past version of himself in the mall, the one that traveled through time with Brian in the same episode Brian was killed, and hijacks the time machine.
Stewie returns to the past just moments before Brian is hit by the car, runs across the street, and knocks the pooch out the way just in the nick of time. So all is right with the world, and a moral has been told.
Following the episode, MacFarlane, who also voices Brian, took to Twitter. “And thus endeth our warm, fuzzy holiday lesson: Never take those you love for granted, for they can be gone in a flash,” adding “I mean, you didn't really think we'd kill off Brian, did you? Jesus, we'd have to be f***ing high.”
MacFarlane concluded: "Oh and hey... thanks for caring so much about the canine Griffin. He is overcome with gratitude.”
So there you have it. In case you missed the triumphant finale, here it is below. Happy Holidays ‘Family Guy’ fans!